Release Notes for JMRI 3.5.1 release

Date: July 12, 2013

From: Bob Jacobsen

Subject: Test version 3.5.1 of JMRI/DecoderPro is available for download.

Notes:

This is a test release. Please post a note if you encounter any new or old bugs! And please back up your JMRI files before installing this, in case you want to go back to an earlier version.

This is the next in a series of test versions. We expect this series to end in a JMRI 3.6 production release around the end of the year.

Some of the changes involved are quite extensive. They may require a certain amount of experience before they are working well. Therefore, this test version should be considered experimental.

JMRI is now only available under the GNU General Public License. For more information, please see our copyright and licensing page.

New warnings for this version:

Older warnings

This release and all future releases will not support the NCE serial interface running at 19,200 baud.

This release, and all other releases in this cycle, require Java 1.6 or newer.

Known problems with this release

None at the time of this release.

Download links:

Please use these links for downloading:

Mac OS X: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.3.5.1-r23800.dmg/download

Windows: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.3.5.1-r23800.exe/download

Linux: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jmri/files/test%20files/JMRI.3.5.1-r23800.tgz/download

Changes since production release 3.4:

Dan Boudreau made the following changes to operations:

Suzie Tall provided support for three new signal systems: CROR-2008 from Transport Canada, InfraBel-2013 from Belgium and ProRail-1954 from the Netherlands.

Michael Mosher provided an improved definition for the TCS WOW decoder

Dave Heap added a CV Reset Warning for all LokSound Decoders

Michael Mosher added the HO Challenger to the Sountraxx Tsuanmi Steam Genesis definition and the U28B/U30B to the Sountraxx Tsuanmi Walthers Diesel definition

Martin Jahner improved the Kato FL12 decoder definition

Paul Bender Added base support for IEEE 802.15.4 messages. All this does at this point is allows sending and receiving of raw IEEE 802.15.4 messages from a serial port connection. This configuration was tested using an XBee in API mode connected to the computer via a SparkFun Electronics XBee Explorer USB device. Other devices supporting the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol should work as well, but have not been tested. This code should be considered experimental. There are likely bugs.

Michael Mosher updated the TCS WOW decoder definition.